Suffering Work Related Injuries?
All of the Physiotherapists at City Physio are well trained in treating Workers Compensation patients and injuries that may occur in the work setting. Injuries that occur at work are not treated any differently to any other injury! Our focus is to provide outstanding assessment and treatment to all patients that will not accelerate the healing process but allow the injured worker to reach their full potential for recovery and ultimately return to work, hobbies and sport at full capacity, as quickly and sustainably as possible!
Whether the patient needs post surgical rehabilitation, assessment and treatment for postural or desk related injuries, treatment for sprains and strains- we’ve got you covered!
Common work related injuries that we treat often fall into 2 categories: acute injury and repetitive strain injuries.
Acute injuries often include ankle sprains, sudden onset low back pain, low back disc injuries, broken bones and muscle tears. These can occur with occupations that require lifting and physical work (construction sites, manual labour etc) or even simple trip and falls in the office!
Repetitive strain or desk-related injuries are usually less sudden and can creep up over time. Most commonly patients will have complaints of headaches, neck or back pain, elbow and hand over use injuries (repetitive strain or RSI), and complaints relating to ergonomic setup, desks or chairs. In these cases we will work closely with your HR department and Occupational Therapists to ensure that any ergonomic issues (desk, chair, screens, mouse etc) are adequately addressed to assist in healing and prevention of future injury. Suggestions may include access to a standing desk, changing the height of computer monitors, modifications to mouse or keyboard etc.
Patients claiming through Workers Compensation schemes are asked to bring all paperwork, doctors letters and any relevant scans to their first appointment. Please bring with you a Letter of Liability, insurance company details including the claim number and your case manager’s details. If you do not provide the above and we are unable to contact your case manager at the time of your appointment you may be required to pay for the appointment as a private patient.